Client Registration

Do I Qualify?


  • Families with minor age children (0-17) struggling financially
  • Currently receiving Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, SSI, SSD Award Letter, and/or Unemployment Benefits


  • Senior citizens, 62 years or older, struggling financially and/or receiving social security income only


  • Adults living only on Social Security disability benefits (SSD/SSI)

What Do I Bring?

  • Photo I.D. for applying adults
  • Social Security cards or birth certificates for individuals, spouses, and minor children in the household
  • Grandparents need legal proof of custody of grandchildren
  • Proof of SSI, SSD or unemployment benefits
  • Current utility bill (electric – water) or lease agreement


Registración de Cliente



  • Familias con hijos menores de edad (0-17) pasando por dificultades financieras
  • Actualmente recibiendo beneficios de SSI, SSD, cupones de alimentos, Medicaid y/o beneficios por desempleo

Personas Mayores

  • Personas de 62 años de edad o más, que enfrentan dificultades financieras y/o reciben ingresos a través de su seguro social (Social Security)


  • Adultos viviendo sólo con los beneficios de Seguro Social por incapacidad (SSD/SSI)

¿Qué debo llevar?

  • Identificación con foto para los adultos que apliquen
  • Tarjetas de Seguro Social o Certificado de Nacimiento para individuos, cónyuges,
    y niños menores en el hogar
  • Los abuelos necesitan prueba de custodia sobre los nietos
  • Verificación de SSI, SSD o beneficios de desempleo
  • Factura de servicios públicos (electricidad, agua), o contrato de renta en su nombre

Hillsborough Registration

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (O’Keefe Hall)
1203 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Monday – Friday: 10  AM – 3  PM
The last day to register at this location is Dec. 13.

Metropolitan Ministries (Outreach & Family Resource Center)
2101 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
Tuesday: 5:30 PM – 7 PM
The last day to register at this location is Dec. 14.

Shekinah Glory Cathedral
402 W English St, Plant City, FL 33563
Saturday, Dec. 8: 10 AM – 2 PM

Dream Builders Mission
8145 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dec. 12-13: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Christo la Senda
3104 S Bryan Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
Wednesday: 5 PM – 7 PM
The last day to register at this location is Dec. 12.

Metropolitan Ministries (Holiday Tent)
905 N Governor St, Tampa, FL 33602
Dec. 17 – 24: 10 AM – 4 PM

Palm River Family Services
7454 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
Dec. 12: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pasco Registration

Metropolitan Ministries Pasco (Holiday Center)
3214 US-19, Holiday, FL 34691
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 3 PM

Special Hours
Saturday, Dec. 6: 10  AM – 2 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 11:  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Closed: Dec. 15-16

Restored Hope
13703 17th St, Dade City, FL 33525
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 AM – 2 PM
The last day to register at this location is Dec. 13.

Pinellas Registration

Helping Hands
2565 Blackburn St, Clearwater, FL 33763
Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 9 AM – 11 AM
Special Hours: Thursdays: 5 PM – 6:30 PM

Oldsmar Cares
163 FL-580, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Monday and Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM – Noon
Thursday and Sunday: Closed


Through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency, Metropolitan Ministries strives to be America’s most effective and innovative caregiver for poor and homeless families. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Ministries expects to serve 20,000 families in need throughout Tampa Bay.

In partnership with Toys for Tots, as many as 2,000 families with 5,000 children will be served in Pasco County. All families seeking assistance in Pasco County are referred to 211 for registration requirements for Metropolitan Ministries.